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    Revit 2012 NVIDIA drivers.

    When will NVIDIA release 2012 driver versions for revit 2012?
    Also, does autocad performance drivers work with revit?

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    wjnaim,
    I moved your post over here to the hardware forum where you will likely get more discussion. But in this case, there isn't much to discuss. Nvidia does not release drivers for Revit at all, nor does ATI/AMD or anyone else. All drivers are about the OS and DirextX version. And since Revit is still using DirectX 9 I believe, but DirectX 11 has been out for a while, new drivers have no real impact there. I doubt there is even much effort at improving DX 9 performance or stability, the focus is on the current version of DX instead.
    Nvidia and AMD do test some of their cards and drivers with Revit, and provide that info to Autodesk for inclusion in the certified hardware list. However, that list is missing a huge number of (very capable as well as affordable) cards, the certified drivers are often old, and there is no published explanation of what "certified" even means. And given this caveat "Testing and designation as Certified or Recommended does not guarantee that a particular device is workstation-grade or that it will meet a user's particular needs" says to me that I should just do my own testing.
    Thus, the best approach when a new version of Revit comes out (IMO) is to start with the newest drivers from nVidia, and work backwards until you find something that works. And by works I mean is fast and stable with your own project files, shadows and ambient occlusion on, and hardware acceleration on. And of course post your results here so we all know one more combination of card and driver that works well, or doesn't.


    And no, the AutoCAD performance drivers seem to have no bearing on Revit. I believe the ATI drivers used to have a Revit specific preset, but it was not a Revit tuned driver, just some presets that worked well. I am nearly certain that this was only in the OpenGL days, and current DX drivers have no Revit specific settings at all.

    best,
    Gordon
    Pragmatic Praxis

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